Fiona Darby

Fiona Darby

Senior Teaching Fellow

School of Education and Social Work
0121 331 7736

Fiona spent 15 years working as an English teacher in secondary schools in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. She was a Head of Department for 4 years, and an Assistant Head Teacher for 5 years.

She has had various areas of responsibility in schools including leading whole school teaching and learning, Designated Safeguarding Lead, UCAS advisor, Professional Tutor, NQT Induction Tutor, and ITT Mentor.

She joined BCU in September 2016 as a Senior Teaching Fellow working with Secondary English School Direct trainees. She also worked as an Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick on the Secondary PGCE course. From September 2017 she will be Subject Route Leader for the BCU Secondary English PGCE course.

During her time in secondary schools Fiona had experience of teaching English Language and English Literature at GCSE and A Level, Media Studies at GCSE, Latin Language at KS4, Drama at KS3, and the Extended Project Qualification at KS5.

Fiona has experience of marking GSCE English language and A Level English Literature.

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